Friday, June 7, 2013

Fattoush

Fattoush
I love Fattoush! It's a great refreshing, colorful salad, especially good when summer produce is in season - healthful, tasty and a nice break from having a Green, Leafy Salad every day.

The first time I made it, it seemed to take forever. I streamlined a couple of steps, and now I can make it quite quickly while a homemade entree I have on hand is heating.

I use dried mint, but if you have fresh on hand -by all means use it!

Several of the ingredients are optional, allowing you to customize it according to what you have on hand.

Fattoush
Chop and place in large Salad Bowl:
4 large tomatoes, cut in bite-sized cubes
1 cucumber, cut in bite-sized cubes
1 red or yellow bell pepper, cut in bite-sized cubes
2-3 scallions, minced (Optional)
A couple of handsful of Lettuce, torn in bite-sized pieces (optional)
1/3  cup cilantro, minced (one handful) (Optional)
1 Tablespoon dried Mint
1-2 teaspoons dried parsley (Optional)
1 teaspoon Sumac
 
Immediately before serving:
Throw in a couple of handsful of broken Pita Chips**
 
**If you are on a very lowfat diet, instead of pita chips, slice a pita around the edge into two circles and slowly toast it till golden-brown. Cool & break into pieces. This is the traditional way to make this salad, but it's not quite as quick and easy.
 
Tip for dining with Omnivores: This salad is a particularly good accompaniment for grilled meat, such as Slouvakia or Kabobs. It also goes well with fish.

This is being shared on Healthy Vegan Fridays and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways
 


3 comments:

  1. Fattoush salad is my favorite - thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. I was out of the loop for about a week but I'm back! Had to stop by and say hello and catch up! This looks awesome! I especially love the minty-ness you added in here! I'm a HUGE fan of MINT :) How essential is the Sumac?

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    1. Sorry for the delay - I've been away from the computer for a while myself. If you leave out the Sumac, you'll still have a tasty salad, but the Sumac does add something special, and gives the salad a more authentic flavor. It's usually available from Middle Eastern Ethnic groceries.

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